Information Privilege

Last month I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Coalition for Networked Information’s Spring Membership Meeting. While the conference was full of intriguing sessions, one in particular that has stuck with me was called, “Limitations on Access: The Independent Scholar and Lifelong Learner.” The session was run by a panel made up of Independent […]…

A conversation with myself about Junot Diaz.

                   Image Source: Televisa Alright, Junot Diaz is? Was? Not anymore? Maybe? For sure important to me, however, I am pissed and debating if he will be canceled- I am a fan who has read his work and around him, his MIT syllabi, every book review, and recommendation in…

My thoughts on the Womxn’s March.

    This year I went to the women’s march in NY for the first time. Last year my job as a library assistant didn’t allow me to attend, but, I cheered and followed all the #’s created for the event from my tiny desk. Needless to say, I was there in spirit.  I vividly…

When we shush each other..

This is my first year as an academic librarian and I am pretty much learning as I go, a few mistakes so far, but mostly happy for the learning opportunities I’ve encountered. That being said, I want to talk about shushing, how much I dislike it, it brings about all the misconceptions the public has…

What you can do in your community: Civic Engagement in Academic Librarianship.

Hi there, Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to present, for the first time in LACUNY Institute 2017 The Future of Librarianship: Exploring What’s Next for the Academic Librarian. The process could be a bit daunting for a first-time presenter.  Where do I start? I don’t have a finished research topic? These were all questions I…

Re-imagining the Academic Library.

Like most library spaces, academic libraries are changing; they are no longer a space filled with stacks where students are encouraged to work silently and independently, leaving no room for collaboration and socialization. Instead, they are becoming an open space where users are allowed to talk, eat, drink, and work in a collaborative manner. They have…

Libraries, Technology, and the Digital Divide in Developing Countries.

Libraries in the United States and Europe have made technology an integral part of their everyday operations. Through OPAC’s, they allow us to browse their collection, borrow materials. They give us access to digital art collections, and databases where we find the information needed with little to no restrictions, and all of this without leaving…

Poetry to read on Birthdays.

The best poems about ageing ‘I grow old… I grow old…’ So speaks J. Alfred Prufrock in T. S. Eliot’s classic poem. And, indeed, poets have often been drawn to the topic of growing old and approaching one’s winter years. Here are ten of the very finest poems about ageing, from the age of Shakespeare […]…

In other news…

Hi there, This past weekend I needed a break from our dystopian reality and decided to make a cake for my mom’s birthday. I wanted something that would evoke who she is, sweet but practical, and not too mushy. I’ve been dying to adapt Melissa Clark’s Cardamom and rosewater cake, So I thought this was…